GORE® Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for NewSpace
Engineered specifically for balanced datalines, our high-speed data cables provide outstanding signal transmission with controlled impedance in small launchers carrying mini-satellites. These durable cables in a low-profile construction ensure lifelong protection and performance in the most severe earth orbit environments so critical systems can continue functioning for mission success.
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Gore’s cables are ideal for rideshare CUBESAT programs.
As the NewSpace industry moves towards smaller, low-cost satellites and vehicles with fast-paced designs and frequent, inexpensive launch capabilities, W. L. Gore & Associates is standing by with a technology path forward for system and harnessing engineers. Highlighting our extensive materials expertise and decades of proven spaceflight heritage, our high data rate cables are reliable, affordable and delivered quickly to meet demanding low Earth orbit (LEO) and medium Earth orbit (MEO) program schedules.
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ESTABLISHED SOLUTION FROM A HERITAGE SUPPLIER
Low and medium earth orbit environments require cables to perform under considerable stress that can risk their crucial ability to transmit data, compromising launch vehicle and satellite systems. The emerging NewSpace industry needs durable cables that continue to perform reliability so we can stay connected and monitor the earth. Government and commercial companies also need affordable cables manufactured quickly to meet demanding program schedules.
By combining extensive materials expertise with decades of proven traditional spaceflight heritage, Gore offers a reliable, affordable high data rate solution delivered fast for NewSpace applications.
HIGH-QUALITY SIGNALS IN A DURABLE DESIGN
GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are purpose-built for dataline applications like high-resolution cameras, digital signal processors, onboard computing and more. They carry high-quality signals reliably and accurately at data transmission speeds up to 1 GHz. These cables offer balanced lines with controlled impedance at 100 ohms. Their serial, point-to-point datalines with LVDS (low-voltage differential signaling) also support ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and TIA-644-A requirements.
But, we don’t compromise on the strength of our cables either. They’re constructed with unique fluoropolymer materials that can endure extreme conditions, like shock, vibration, chemicals, radiation, extreme temperature ranges and more. Yet our materials are lighter weight to help meet challenging mass budgets and tighter installation paths.
From launch to orbit to re-entry into earth’s atmosphere, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables ensure lifelong protection and performance so that critical systems can continue functioning at all times.
Durable, low-profile construction of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables
PROVEN PERFORMANCE ACROSS NEWSPACE APPLICATIONS
Offering balanced datalines with controlled impedance, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables prove dependable in a variety of LEO and MEO applications, including:
- digital signal processors
- high-resolution cameras, sensors and detectors
- high-speed subsystem interconnections
- onboard computing
If you have any questions or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today.
Features & Benefits
GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are engineered with unique features that make them more durable against challenging environmental factors and onboard conditions, including:
- chemically inert, temperature- and abrasion-resistant materials
- low outgassing and radiation-resistant materials
- lightweight construction with smaller diameters
Our cables provide system architects and engineers with many benefits that improve electrical, mechanical and environmental performance such as:
- high-quality signals for reliable high-speed data transmission up to 1 GHz
- balanced datalines with controlled impedance at 100 ohms
- serial, point-to-point datalines with LVDS supporting ECSS-E-ST-50-12C and TIA-644-A requirements
- durable construction endures the harshest launch and orbit conditions
- low-profile construction helps meet challenging mass budgets and tight installation paths
- affordable solution delivered fast to meet demanding program schedules and frequent launch capabilities
- low-risk product qualified to ESA Class 2 and NASA Level 2
- selected complimentary samples with short lead times for prototyping and evaluation
- leverage proven performance with 100% failure-free flight record in hundreds of traditional spaceflight programs
For more information about the features and benefits of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.
These values demonstrate the electrical, mechanical and environmental performance of GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables for NewSpace applications..
|Data Rate GHz||Up to 1|
|Standard Impedance Ohms||100 +/- 6|
|Typical Operating Voltage V||< 15|
|Nominal Time Delay ns/m (ns/ft)||4.10 (1.25)|
|Nominal Skew ns/m (ns/ft)||0.05 (0.16)|
|Capacitance pF/m (pF/ft)
|Dielectric Withstanding Voltage V DC (1 Ohm x km) Conductor-to-Conductor/Shield
|Mechanical / Environmental Property||Value|
|Jacket Material||Extruded Fluoropolymer|
|Conductor||Silver-Plated Copper Alloy|
|Dielectric Material||Expanded PTFE/PTFE|
|Shielding Material||Silver-Plated Copper|
|Temperature Range °C||-200 to +180|
|Radiation Resistance TID Mrad||10+|
|Vacuum Stability % (ASTM 595; ECSS-Q-70-02)
Volatile Condensable Mass (VCM)
Total Mass Loss (TML)
With a thorough understanding of products operating in space, customers’ needs and appropriately scoped NewSpace test procedures, GORE Shielded Twisted Pair Cables are tested and qualified in adherence to strict standards, including:
- ANSI/TIA 644-A: Electrical Characteristics of Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) Interface Circuits
- ECSS-E-ST-50-12C: Space Engineering - SpaceWire Links, Nodes, Routers and Networks
- ESA ECSS-Q-ST-60-13C, Annex G Class 2: Space Product Assurance — Commercial Electrical, Electronic and Electromechanical (EEE) Components
- NASA EEE-INST-002 Level 2: Instructions for EEE Parts Selection, Screening, Qualification, and Derating
For more information about the qualifications of our cables, contact a Gore representative today.
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Purpose-built for dataline applications operating in NewSpace, Gore’s controlled-impedance cables prove reliable in transmitting high speed data. Confirm the quality of our cables and their compatibility in your NewSpace application by ordering our complimentary samples shipped within 48 hours in the U.S.
For more information or to discuss your specific application needs, contact a Gore representative today. When you’re ready to order, connect with our authorized U.S. distributor for in-stock availability.
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W. L. Gore & Associates Adds New European Distributor for High-Speed Data Cables
Posted September 27, 2022
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today the addition of a new European distributor for its aerospace high-speed data cables. A.E. Petsche Company is now an authorized distributor for Gore’s entire selection of cables, including fiber optics, Ethernet, quadrax, HDMI, USB, shielded twisted pair, and more. Gore also offers higher-level cable protection systems and an abrasion-resistant cable jacket for packaging copper wires and cables.
W. L. Gore & Associates Exhibiting Virtually at IMS2021
June 20, 2021 - June 25, 2021
Gore is exhibiting virtually at this year’s International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and you’re invited to visit our virtual booth. We’ll describe how our proven portfolio of durable microwave/RF test assemblies delivers stable and consistent performance for reliable 5G test results.
Perseverance on Mars: Gore Facilitates Successful Mars Rover Landing
Posted February 18, 2021
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) joined countless scientists and space exploration enthusiasts in celebrating the successful landing of the Mars 2020 Mission’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet.
GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies Honored, Set Gold Standard with Industry Innovators Award
Posted September 16, 2020
W. L. Gore & Associates announced that its GORE® PHASEFLEX® Microwave/RF Test Assemblies were recognized among the 2020 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards. An esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the aerospace and defense community recognized Gore as a Gold honoree. These assemblies are being recognized for their durability and reliability for precision testing of electronic warfare (EW) / radar suites; electronic surveillance/counter measures; radar warning systems; missile approach warning systems; and navigation/communication systems.
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